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Vanderbloemen Search Group

Vineyard Christian Church - Senior Pastor

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Florence, Kentucky, United States

Date Posted: 07/14/2015
Categories: Senior Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

In 1988, a small group of people met around a common vision to transform Northern Kentucky. Vineyard Christian Church was born and was a forerunner for the contemporary churches in the area. They were commissioned to proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom, bearing witness through words and deeds to those already in the Kingdom and those not yet of the Kingdom. They set out to serve the least of those around them. In the early days they met in a middle school gymnasium and soon the community began to grow. Fourteen acres were purchased in the current location on Pleasant Valley Road and a permanent facility was built. During its highest season of growth, the attendance reached approximately 1,200 weekly.

After 26 years, founding Senior Pastor Barry Long continues to lead Vineyard Christian Church around the same basic ideas and values that drove that initial group of Christ followers. Looking ahead, it is the desire of the church and its leadership to continue to serve their community, worship authentically, and preach the Gospel prophetically in the next season. Despite church attendance declining over the past few years, the spiritual fervor of the congregation has not diminished. Current attendance reaches approximately 750 weekly. It is now time to pass the baton to a new generation; time for a new leader for Vineyard Christian Church who will build upon what has already been built and look ahead to all that God might desire in the next season for Vineyard. As Senior Pastor Barry Long moves toward retirement, he and the Vineyard leadership are aware that this is a critical role to identify for the church.


The Vineyard Christian Church is seeking a Senior Pastor that will be the primary face of Vineyard Christian Church (VCC) in both the church and the community. The Senior Pastor acts as the Chief Executive Officer and oversees all that encompasses the larger vision, mission, and direction of Vineyard Christian Church. This person will be the primary teacher and chief communicator and will be responsible for maintaining the Biblical integrity of the message and direction for the church as a whole. 


The ideal candidate for the Senior Pastor will be a highly relational, authentic, and collaborative leader with a proven track record in a medium/large environment. He will be a master communicator of God’s Word, articulating the timeless truth of Scripture with clear application. His genuine communication will reveal an authentic and humble heart that desires to live out what is preached. Vision casting and prophecy must be their primary gifts as they lead and relate to the next generation. The successful candidate will be a culturally savvy evangelical and have a minimum of 5 years experience.


Florence, Kentucky, is located in eastern Boone county and just 11 miles from downtown Cincinnati. Boone county is located in Northern Kentucky and is the fourth largest county in Kentucky and the second fastest growing county in the state from 2000-2010.  As of 2014, Boone County’s population is 123,316 with a growth rate of 39%.  Compared to the rest of the country, Boone County’s cost of living is 3.5% lower than the U.S. average.  The most recent census data shows the current population of Florence at 31,000, making it the 8th most populated city in Kentucky, with the median age at 35 years old. The median income per household is $48,700. Florence is very close to three main transportation arteries (US route 25, 42, & 127) and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport (CVG). Numerous residents commute to downtown Cincinnati for employment.



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